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#1 Flea Lakers

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 06:31 AM

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The smile is back on his face, the sparkle is back in his eyes and, most important, the bounce is back in his step.

Nearly eight months after Andrew Bynum suffered a major injury to his left knee, less than four months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery, 2 1/2 months after finishing his rehabilitation in New York and after six weeks of vigorous training in Atlanta, he declared himself fit to return and eager to proceed.

"Everything's ready to go. I'm 100%," the 20-year-old Lakers center said Friday at the team's El Segundo training center. "I think I'm the only guy who wants to see the season start tomorrow. I can't wait to play with the fellows. I haven't done that in so long. I'm excited."

Before he gets too excited, however, there are a few questions to be answered. Such as:

* Has the knee healed sufficiently to support his 7-foot, 285-pound frame when he subjects it to the rigors of playing over an entire season?

* Can he regain the peak form he demonstrated last season before his Jan. 13 injury, after struggling in his first two seasons?

* Will Bynum be able to smoothly mesh with Pau Gasol, who joined the Lakers and manned the center spot after Bynum was lost?

* Will Bynum get a five-year contract extension worth about $80 million, the maximum allowable, by the Oct. 31 deadline for such an agreement?

"We would like to have his future with the club secured by then," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said from Springfield, Mass., where he and other members of the organization were attending the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony for longtime coach Pat Riley.

If the Lakers fail to sign Bynum, heading into the final year of his contract, by the deadline, he would become a restricted free agent at season's end.

The Lakers don't want that to happen, but they also don't want to lock themselves into a long-term deal only to find out Bynum remains damaged goods. He suffered a bone bruise and a dislocated kneecap in the January injury. Nobody knows the devastating effect a knee injury can have better than Kupchak, whose own career with the Lakers was cut short by a damaged knee.

Training camp and several exhibition games could provide the Lakers with the assurance they seek about Bynum's recovery before the signing deadline.

"If I handle my business on the court," he said, "the business off the court will be handled. It would be nice to get it done before the season. Obviously, I think about it, but I'm going to be out there either way."

There is no uncertainly in Bynum's mind about his ability to work with Gasol, a fellow 7-footer.

"I think it's going to work great," Bynum said. "He'll be a (power forward). I'll be a (center). He's a good passer, as am I. He'll be able to throw me lobs. On the defensive end, I think we'll have a twin-tower effect. If somebody gets by him, he will already have changed their shot. Then, I'll be able to come catch them from the other side."

Bynum says he can't wait to get back to work.

"One thing about being away for so long, " he said, "you get to step back and realize how easily things can be taken away. It definitely made me appreciate the game a lot more."


On Monday, Kobe Bryant will announce on his website his plans for dealing with the injured pinkie he has had since February.

Suffering from a torn ligament and a fragment of loose bone in the finger, Bryant taped it up and played through the rest of the season and the Olympics.


¿Mola no? ¡Que empiece esto ya! :rock:

Edited by Flea Lakers, September 08, 2008 - 06:35 AM.


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Posted September 08, 2008 - 06:37 AM

Cuento los dias que faltan... no te digo mas! :rock:

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 09:12 AM

Esperemos que así sea, es una auténtica bestia de la naturaleza que va a formar una pareja interior impresionante junto a Gasol. Se aprovechará de la inteligencia, capacidad de atraer a las defensas y facilidad de pase de Pau; mientras Gasol se aprovechará de la intimidación, presencia defensiva y en el rebote y espacios ofensivos que le abrirá Bynum.
Y el recambio ya no será Turiaf (que me caía muy bien y luchaba, pero noo...), sino Odom!

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 09:29 AM

Esperemos que así sea, es una auténtica bestia de la naturaleza que va a formar una pareja interior impresionante junto a Gasol. Se aprovechará de la inteligencia, capacidad de atraer a las defensas y facilidad de pase de Pau; mientras Gasol se aprovechará de la intimidación, presencia defensiva y en el rebote y espacios ofensivos que le abrirá Bynum.
Y el recambio ya no será Turiaf (que me caía muy bien y luchaba, pero noo...), sino Odom!


y Mbenga? al final se queda no?... Porque al Barça le vendría bien un negro tipo armario empotrado :dance2:

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 09:33 AM

y Mbenga? al final se queda no?... Porque al Barça le vendría bien un negro tipo armario empotrado :dance2:



Bua, si Mbenga fuera al Barça se los comia a todos xD :lol: Pero no, creo que esta claro que se va a quedar.

Si Bynum a mejorado su masa muscular es para asustarse...
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Posted September 08, 2008 - 09:43 AM

Esperemos que así sea, es una auténtica bestia de la naturaleza que va a formar una pareja interior impresionante junto a Gasol. Se aprovechará de la inteligencia, capacidad de atraer a las defensas y facilidad de pase de Pau; mientras Gasol se aprovechará de la intimidación, presencia defensiva y en el rebote y espacios ofensivos que le abrirá Bynum.
Y el recambio ya no será Turiaf (que me caía muy bien y luchaba, pero noo...), sino Odom!


Perfecta definicion de lo que todos esperamos que sea la nueva pareja que rompa la pana en la NBA a partir de ahora, escoltados desde el exterior por un tal Kobe... casi nada!
Exagerando en el ejemplo que voy a poner, Pau sera para Andrew lo que Garbo es para el en la Seleccion... y viceversa! :dance2:

Edited by putololo, September 08, 2008 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted September 08, 2008 - 09:45 PM



El pique entre Andrew y Shaq de la entradilla de este video ya deja bien a las claras tanto la actitud, como el temperamento de este descarado chavalin... porque hacen falta algo mas que huevos para toserle en la solapa al articulo 32, por mucho que se encuentre en el ocaso de su carrera! :mitch:

Pd. Pagaria por saber la delicadeza que le debio de soltar Andrew justo antes de que Shaq montara en colera y arremetiera contar el! :lol:

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 09:45 PM

La Prueba manana!

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 02:56 AM

Auguro un 20/10 para Bynum este año, se va a "J´artar" de meter para abajo las asistencias de Pau y Odom.

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 03:33 AM

Auguro un 20/10 para Bynum este año, se va a "J´artar" de meter para abajo las asistencias de Pau y Odom.


An Koubi! :clap:

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 04:00 AM

Nada mas pensar que en pista van a estar Bynum-Gasol-Bryant-Odom-Fisher... :) para nosotros

:clap: para los rivales...

Edited by netlord, September 09, 2008 - 04:00 AM.

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 05:08 AM

Yo un 20-10 no lo creo, pero un 17-14...

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 06:11 AM

¡14 rebotes! ¡Hala!

Yo apuesto por un 16-10, lo cual está muy bien.
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Posted September 09, 2008 - 06:15 AM

Esta bien, mojemonos todos.

Auguro que su cifra de rebotes sera superior a la de sus puntos... 12-13. Y este si que va a aprovechar que le cierren el rebote como Dios manda! :clap:

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 06:17 AM

Yo digo 10-12
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Posted September 18, 2008 - 12:03 PM

:) para los rivales...

Jaja, como dicen en Mexico, SIMON COMPA! SIMON! :clap:

Pero que si deberas, les digo, como estoy tan super excitado para finalmente mirar a Andres jugar. Va dominar este monstro, ya lo se. Mas que nada, se va sentir su gran presencia en la area de rebotes y 'blocked shots'.

Edited by Chicano, September 18, 2008 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted September 18, 2008 - 12:13 PM

¡14 rebotes! ¡Hala!

Yo apuesto por un 16-10, lo cual está muy bien.


Hala, pues si. Ese dia habia fumado opio, 14 rebotes :lol:
Lo cambio por 17 puntos - 12 rebotes.

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Posted September 18, 2008 - 12:25 PM

Hala, pues si. Ese dia habia fumado opio, 14 rebotes :lol:
Lo cambio por 17 puntos - 12 rebotes.


Tu tambien? Y yo que te creia normal... :)

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Posted September 18, 2008 - 12:35 PM

Tu tambien? Y yo que te creia normal... :)


Yo solo fumo tabaco de liar, o tabaco de cachimba :clap:

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Posted September 18, 2008 - 02:21 PM

Pero que fumetas que tenemos aqui... Y yo que pensaba que erais gentes de bien :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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